Community Means Everyone Week 2017

Community Means Everyone Week (November 13-20) is an opportunity for the campus community to engage in discussion and reflection about living in authentic community where the dignity of each person is respected and celebrated, thus manifesting our Catholic and Marianist values. Community Means Everyone Week is an initiative of LGBTQ+ Support Services in collaboration with Student Government Association, Campus Ministry, Spectrum, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for International Programming, and other campus partners.

November 20th - International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today, Monday, November 20th, 2017, members of the UD community came together at noon to remember the 365 people world wide  who were killed in the past year as a result of transphobic violence.

We remember those whom it would be easy to forget. We honor them, committing to eliminate cruelty to our neighbors.

Those who attended the vigil shared actions they will take to end transphobic violence. Share what you will do below:

CME Week AVIATE Events


CME Week Keynote: Ash Beckham

November 16; 7 P.M.; Sears Auditorium

With an arresting blend of urgency and humor, Ash Beckham, keynote speaker for Community Means Everyone Week, takes on topics like the crippling experience of being trapped in a closet, the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and the need to remove the word “gay” as a pejorative from our lexicon. Online videos of her TEDx talks “Coming Out of Your Closet” and "Owning Your Duality" have gone viral with more than 8 million YouTube views. With wildly funny and poignant stories, and a tough yet deeply compassionate stance, Ash tells us how to take off the armor and be our authentic selves. She tells us how to get REAL.

Diversity in the Workplace Panel Event

November 14; 7:30 P.M.; KU Ballroom

As you prepare to enter you professional workforce upon graduation, how critically are you analyzing the companies you will potentially work for? This panel will focus on how students should be evaluating companies and organizations to find meaningful and fulfilling employment. Conversations will be guided around the variety of potential issues persons with marginalized identities may face within an organization’s environment. Panelists will also touch on what it means to be a part of a diverse work team, and what individuals can do to contribute in creating an inclusive and safe workplace. Panelists will consist of distinguished University of Dayton staff, community members, and business leaders.

Coffee & Cocoa: A Tour of Campus Resources

November 13-17; 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

The University of Dayton and community are practically synonymous, but what does community actually take? Community Means Everyone Week is a chance for the UD Community to engage in reflection and discussion about what it means to live in and engage as authentic community. In order to make sure all students have an opportunity to meaningfully participate, one initiative with Community Means Everyone Week calls for students to actively interact with various departments across campus.

To engage in this learning opportunity, participants will visit a different department each day, between the times of 9:00am-12:00pm, to participate in their open house and interact with the professional staff.

Monday, 11/13: LGBTQ+ Support Services, Gosiger 205
Tuesday, 11/14: Women's Center, 2nd Floor of Alumni Hall
Wednesday, 11/15: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Alumni Hall 101
Thursday, 11/16: Public Safety, 461 Kiefaber
Friday, 11/17: Center for International Programs, WEx (Rike 108)


Community Means Everyone Week: Virtual Participation

November 13-20

To engage in this virtual distance learning opportunity, visit the CME Week Virtual Participation Google Form, to access blog posts written by various departments on campus. Participants are asked to engage with posts and reflect on the information provided while also working to make connections to how they can implement the principles of community living. 


PLEASE NOTE: To earn PATH credit, participants will have the opportunity to participate throughout the week, but must submit answers to at least 4 of the posts to receive credit. Answers must directly and completely address the provided prompts. Responses will be reviewed for completion and any responses found to be incomplete, offensive, sarcastic or counter to our Catholic and Marianist charism will be denied PATH credit.


SGA Tough Talks

November 15; 7 P.M.; KU Torch Lounge

The goal of this event is to allow individuals who all come from different backgrounds to come together and share their perspectives on issues of race on our campus. The students will be put into round tables and required to discuss with one another their feelings and opinions towards the scenes that will be displayed. Each individual will bring a unique perspective to each situation and will allow one another to learn and understand why certain individuals feel a certain way. These tough discussions will help create a stronger sense of community by allowing voices to be heard and understanding to be created between one another.

Community Means Everyone Week 2017 Calendar of Events


Coffee & Cocoa: A Tour of Campus Services

November 13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Dean of Students Suite, Gosiger 205

To engage in this learning opportunity, participants will visit a different department each day, between the times of 9:00am-12:00pm 11/13-11/17, to participate in their open house and interact with the professional staff. To receive PATH credit, participants will be directed to at least 4 of 5 departments and asked to engage in the space, learning more about the resources they provide and reflecting on the information provided while also working to make connections to how they can implement the principles of community living.
Sponsored by LGBTQ+ Support Services


SGA Community Means Everyone Week Tables

November 13, 2017; 11 A.M. - 2 P.M;, KU Field

Visit SGA’s CME Week table, learn more about CME Week and pick up free laptop stickers and treats.

Coffee & Cocoa: A Tour of Campus Services

November 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Women's Center, Alumni Hall, 2nd Floor

To engage in this learning opportunity, participants will visit a different department each day, between the times of 9:00am-12:00pm 11/13-11/17, to participate in their open house and interact with the professional staff. To receive PATH credit, participants will be directed to at least 4 of 5 departments and asked to engage in the space, learning more about the resources they provide and reflecting on the information provided while also working to make connections to how they can implement the principles of community living.
Sponsored by the Women's Center & LGBTQ+ Support Services


Table of Plenty

November 13, 2017; 12:30 - 1:45 P.M.; Liberty Hall, Room 08

Discuss elements of homelessness and who might be forgotten when we talk about “community.” RSVP for a free vegetarian lunch (udayton.edu/ministry/csc/advocacy/table_of_plenty.php) 

Sponsored by the Center for Social Concern & Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month


Friends of the Middle East Reception

November 14, 2017; KU Torch Lounge

“Friends Of" receptions are hosted throughout the fall and spring semester, this month's being the Middle East.  This informal reception is hosted in KU Torch Lounge for students, staff and faculty with an interest in or affiliation with the Middle East.
Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs


Diversity in the Workplace Panel Event

November 14, 2017; 7:30 p.m.

This panel will focus on how students should be evaluating companies and organizations to find meaningful and fulfilling employment. Conversations will be guided around the variety of potential issues persons with marginalized identities may face within an organization’s environment. Panelists will also touch on what it means to be a part of a diverse work team, and what individuals can do to contribute in creating an inclusive and safe workplace.
Sponsored by the Dean of Students, LGBTQ+ Support Services, & Career Services


Coffee & Cocoa: A Tour of Campus Resources

November 15; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Office of Multicultural Affairs, Alumni Hall, 1st Floor

To engage in this learning opportunity, participants will visit a different department each day, between the times of 9:00am-12:00pm 11/13-11/17, to participate in their open house and interact with the professional staff. To receive PATH credit, participants will be directed to at least 4 of 5 departments and asked to engage in the space, learning more about the resources they provide and reflecting on the information provided while also working to make connections to how they can implement the principles of community living.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & LGBTQ+ Support Services


Community Means Everyone Week Lunch

November 15, 2017; 12:15 - 1:15 P.M., OMA Lounge, Alumni Hall, Room 101

Join campus ministers in a discussion about how different faith traditions compare and contrast their view of the word “Community” on our campus. 
Sponsored by Campus Ministry & the Office of Multicultural Affairs


SGA Tough Talks

November 15, 2016; 7 - 9 p.m., KU Torch Lounge

Join SGA for roundtable dialogue to dig deeper into issues of race on our campus. These tough discussions will help create a stronger sense of community by allowing voices to be heard and understanding to be created between one another.
Sponsored by Student Government Association


Almost Thursday: Prayer & Pancakes

November 15; 9 - 10 P.M.; Stuart Hall Lobby

Using the theme “Community Means Everyone,” join us for pancakes and writing prayer intentions for those who should be included in our UD community.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry


Multilingual Mass

November 15; 9 P.M.; Marycrest Chapel

All are welcome for this mass in multiple languages.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry


Coffee & Cocoa: A Tour of Campus Resources

November 16; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Public Safety, 461 Kiefaber

To engage in this learning opportunity, participants will visit a different department each day, between the times of 9:00am-12:00pm 11/13-11/17, to participate in their open house and interact with the professional staff. To receive PATH credit, participants will be directed to at least 4 of 5 departments and asked to engage in the space, learning more about the resources they provide and reflecting on the information provided while also working to make connections to how they can implement the principles of community living.
Sponsored by Public Safety & LGBTQ+ Support Services

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Prayers of the HEART

November 16; 12:15 p.m.; Peace Pole by Chapel & St. Mary's Hall

Prayers of the HEART is a monthly prayer service for all those impacted by any form of discrimination and to pray for and work towards peace. We hope that these prayer services will help bring Healing, Empathy, Awareness, Reconciliation, and Transformation on our campus, in our city, our country, and beyond. Join us from 12:15-12:30pm around the Peace Pole (between the Chapel and St. Mary's Hall).
Sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for International Programs, Enrollment Management, the Department of Music, and faculty, staff, and student leadership from other departments.


Red Scare's CME Week Tie Dye

November 16, 5:30 p.m.; Recplex, Meeting Room A

Tie dye a free Community Means Everyone t-shirt with Red Scare and members of the Women’s Basketball Team
Sponsored by Red Scare, Women's Basketball, & LGBTQ+ Support Services

CME Week Keynote: Ash Beckham

November 16; 7 P.M. Sears Auditorium

Ash Beckham takes on topics like the crippling experience of being trapped in a closet, the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and the need to remove the word “gay” as a pejorative from our lexicon. Online videos of her TEDx talks “Coming Out of Your Closet” and "Owning Your Duality" have gone viral with more than 8 million YouTube views. With wildly funny and poignant stories, and a tough yet deeply compassionate stance, Ash tells us how to take off the armor and be our authentic selves. She tells us how to get REAL.

Homelessness Plunge

November 16; 7 p.m.; 33 W. First St., #100

Get a snapshot of what it’s like for those who experience homelessness on a daily basis. Transportation provided. RSVP at udayton.edu/ministry/csc/plunges.php
Sponsored by the Center for Social Concern


Coffee & Cocoa: A Tour of Campus Resources

November 17; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; WEx Lounge (Rike 108)

To engage in this learning opportunity, participants will visit a different department each day, between the times of 9:00am-12:00pm 11/13-11/17, to participate in their open house and interact with the professional staff. To receive PATH credit, participants will be directed to at least 4 of 5 departments and asked to engage in the space, learning more about the resources they provide and reflecting on the information provided while also working to make connections to how they can implement the principles of community living.
Sponsored by the Center for International Programs & LGBTQ+ Support Services

CME Week Women's Basketball Game

November 17, 7 P.M., UD Arena

Cheer on the Flyers at a special Community Means Everyone themed Women's Basketball Game.
Sponsored by Women's Basketball & Red Scare


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Ally Training

November 18, 2016; 10 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Ally Training is a workshop that educates individuals within the University of Dayton's Catholic and Marianist tradition, so they may better support the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, and Questioning) community. 
Reserve your spot online at go.udayton.edu/ally


International Transgender Day of Remembrance Display

November 20; All day on KU Lawn

Each year, many people are killed as a result of transphobic violence. This display will memorialize the over 80 individuals who lost their lives in the past year due to transphobic violence.

Sponsored by Spectrum & LGBTQ+ Support Services


International Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

November 20; 12 p.m.; KU Lawn

In the past year, more than 80 people have been killed as a result of transphobic violence. Join the UD community as we remember and honor each of these individuals, and commit to honoring the dignity of each human being and resisting hateful violence.

Sponsored by LGBTQ+ Support Services, Campus Ministry, & Spectrum

For more information contact:

LGBTQ+ Support Services

Gosiger Hall 207 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0965

937-229-1215